Weekend Inspiration #3: Anchors Away…

Here’s the thing about three day weekends…one can never catch-up. For the entire next week you’re always off by one day and you feel like you’re walking sideways because you didn’t drink your V8 that day. So…alas the week is finally ending and it’s time to start the weekend off right with a little shopping inspiration.

The hubs said to me the other day…“Mama, can’t you go one day without spending money?” 

As Mama looked at him dumbfounded because we all know that money grows on trees (according to Lily-girl it really does because money is made of paper and paper is made from trees…try that logic on your hubs)…“well, maybe if Mama doesn’t leave the house and you take away all the technology that allows Mama to shop online.”

“However, Mama can’t promise anything if the Avon lady, Fuller Brush guy or the Encyclopedia sales men comes knocking at the door. Or the Girl Scouts with their cookies — then all bets are off!”

He hasn’t asked since then but we all know that it is nearly impossible to not spend money for a day. We’ve run out of milk, kids need a check for their field trip, the car needs gas, Lily-girl has a project at school and we need craft supplies…the list is endless on how the money is spent. For the next week, Mama is writing down every time we spend money and what its for. Mama thinks it will give us a better perspective on need vs. want. But what’s better than shopping for something you really, really want?! Nothing really…because shopping for toilet paper and diapers at Target just gets a little Groundhog Day after awhile.

Here’s to changing it up this weekend…Mama is feeling so nautical and can’t wait for spring and all these fun stripes. Have any favorites?

Happy Shopping! XOXO 

From top left:

Hive & Honey Chevron Striped Maxi Dress, $64, at piperlime.com

Anchor Ring, $38, at jcrew.com

Gabby Sweatshirt, $68, at anthropologie.com

Anchor Printed Chambray Shirt, $22.50, at oldnavy.com

Anchor Hinged Bangle, $38, at piperlime.com

Embroidered Anchor Stripe Tee, $34.95, at gap.com

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